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WASHINGTON -- The U.S. nuclear arsenal might be subject to cutbacks by a major budget review under way at the Defense Department, despite enjoying relative protection this year from largely across-the-board sequester spending reductions, a senior Defense official said on Thursday.
May 24, 2013 | Nuclear Nonproliferation, Arms Control, Disarmament
A senior North Korean official on Friday said the nation is prepared to offer "positive actions" to prevent conflict in the region, but did not make any corresponding pledge on rolling back Pyongyang's nuclear arms efforts, Reuters reported.
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May 24, 2013 | Chemical Weapons Use
Select medical providers could receive U.S. help to leave Syria so they can present U.N. experts with proof of chemical arms strikes by President Bashar Assad's regime, the Daily Beast reported on Wednesday.
May 24, 2013 | Nuclear Nonproliferation, Arms Control, Disarmament , Sanctions, Nuclear
Dozens of nations on Thursday wrapped up two weeks of naval drills and preparations spanning several key Middle Eastern water bodies and shipping routes, the U.S. Naval Forces Central Command in Bahrain said.
May 24, 2013 | International Perspectives on Missile Defense
Russian President Vladimir Putin has submitted his written reply to a personal letter President Obama sent in April, RIA Novosti reported on Thursday.
May 24, 2013 | Cooperative Threat Reduction, Nuclear
A senior U.S. Defense Department official on Thursday indicated the Obama administration is nearly at the end of successful negotiations with Russia to maintain bilateral work under the Nunn-Lugar Cooperative Threat Reduction program, ITAR-Tass reported.
May 24, 2013 | Missile Defense
Analysts have continued to question the real-world viability of missile shield efforts that have cost the United States at least $158 billion since the 1980s, Agence France-Presse reported.
May 24, 2013
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Quote of the Day
Ahmet Üzümcü, director of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, on the challenges facing a U.N. team of investigators still waiting to investigate reports of chemical weapons use in the Syrian civil war.
We don’t know who used what … and we don’t have the ability to verify it.